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September 27, 2018

Our ‘Users in the News’ series showcases and celebrates researchers who have recently made headlines, from local papers to international newswires. Did we miss anything? Send your news to info@westgrid.ca.

Award-winning TRIUMF graduate student prepares for LHC ‘glow up’

TRIUMF - Augest 31, 2018

WestGrid user Sébastien Rettie was showcased in a TRIUMF article for his current work on detector technology for ATLAS, one of the major particle detectors at the Large...

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September 13, 2018

On September 27, 2018, Compute Canada will launch its annual Resource Allocation Competitions (RAC), a peer-reviewed process to grant priority access to storage and compute resources beyond what can be obtained via the Rapid Access Service.

Two competitions — the...

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September 13, 2018

Do you need more than the default amounts of compute, cloud, and storage available with a basic Compute Canada account? Do you want help writing better applications to Compute Canada's Resource Allocation Competition (RAC) to increase your chances of a better science score and possibly a larger allocation for 2019?

WestGrid is hosting a series of free information sessions on...

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September 5, 2018

Join us for our next Community Town Hall on September 14, 2018 at 9 am Pacific Time. 

Register here.

These sessions are part of our ongoing initiative to keep our users regularly informed and engaged on issues that affect researchers in Western Canada.

WestGrid's management team and support staff will share the latest updates on:

  • Canadian Bioinformatics Helpdesk...
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August 31, 2018

Compute Canada will be upgrading Arbutus's cloud infrastructure this October, paving the way for new and improved storage, compute and network capacity to meet the increasing needs of users.

All cloud users are invited to attend an information webinar on Thursday, Sept 20 to learn more about the incoming changes and improvements. Live demonstrations will walk through some of the differences and functionality of the new service, and support staff will explain how existing cloud users can migrate to the new platform.

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August 30, 2018

The three federal research funding agencies—the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) (the agencies)—have developed a draft Tri-Agency Research Data Management Policy, which aims to support Canadian research excellence by fostering sound digital data management and data stewardship practices.

The draft policy includes suggested requirements related to three primary areas:

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August 28, 2018

* Update: Friday, Aug 31 - 3:35 pm PDT *
This outage has been extended. For full details, visit http://status.computecanada.ca/

 

The power upgrade at University of Waterloo has faced minor problems and delivery delays over the last week causing an extension to the Graham cluster outage.

Graham and all associated components will be available to users on Friday, Aug. 31 at 4 pm Eastern. We...

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August 24, 2018

The Canadian Science Policy Centre, in partnership with the Chief Science Advisor, is pleased to announce a new program titled Science Meets Parliament.  

This will be annual event that brings scientists working in Canada to Parliament Hill on November 06 in order to meet with Members of Parliament and Senators, attend House and Senate committee meetings, discuss scientific research, and gain familiarity with the political process. The deadline to apply is Thursday, September 13. ...

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August 17, 2018

Our ‘Users in the News’ series showcases and celebrates researchers who have recently made headlines, from local papers to international newswires.

Did we miss anything? Send your news to info@westgrid.ca.

Genomics internship aims to rebuild trust with Indigenous communities

The Star - July 31, 2018

Felix Breden, a WestGrid user and SFU genetics professor, and Kim TallBear, an associate professor who teaches Native Studies at the University of Alberta, were...

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August 8, 2018

*Update*
This outage has been extended. For full details, visit http://status.computecanada.ca/incident/98

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Starting Tuesday, August 21, 2018 at 7:00 am Eastern, the Graham cluster will be unavailable to all users and running jobs will be terminated. The power feed to the building is being upgraded, which requires a complete shutdown and will take approximately eight days to complete. The...

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